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Doctors Across the Sea

Doctors Across the Sea BY SHARING our clinical experience on a direct one— to-one basis, practicing physicians in the United States can make a substantial difference in medical care throughout the world. The concerned physician can make a unique contribution through the proposed Doctor-to-Doctor International Medical Education Exchange mobilizing two-way medical communication between physicians in developing countries and the United States. Although appreciated by few, our country's diminished support of international medical education presents a problem to world health. Threatened by an overabundance of physicians in the United States, our federal policymakers have raised stringent immigration barriers against aspiring physicians from foreign lands who wish to study in the United States, largely for fear they will not return home but remain to practice medicine in the United States. No longer is there an abundance of training slots or even good will for foreign students of medicine. In fact, the plight of foreign physicians is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Doctors Across the Sea

JAMA , Volume 252 (22) – Dec 14, 1984

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1984.03350220076038
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Abstract

BY SHARING our clinical experience on a direct one— to-one basis, practicing physicians in the United States can make a substantial difference in medical care throughout the world. The concerned physician can make a unique contribution through the proposed Doctor-to-Doctor International Medical Education Exchange mobilizing two-way medical communication between physicians in developing countries and the United States. Although appreciated by few, our country's diminished support of international medical education presents a problem to world health. Threatened by an overabundance of physicians in the United States, our federal policymakers have raised stringent immigration barriers against aspiring physicians from foreign lands who wish to study in the United States, largely for fear they will not return home but remain to practice medicine in the United States. No longer is there an abundance of training slots or even good will for foreign students of medicine. In fact, the plight of foreign physicians is

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 14, 1984

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